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Hot water urn

1966.417 (RS1982)

Description

A hollow sphere w/ beading at middle, supported by 4 flat, bent and tapered legs, terminating in a 4-toed foot w/ anklet. Atop sphere is small ball which opens 4 5/8" diam. top, and when twisted, reveals air holes. On either sides of urn are lions heads, each holding a large ring its mouth. Embossed wreath on front. At lower part of sphere is 6" spout w/ wooden knob. The 4 legs sit on a square base w/ concave sides. The base also supports an urn shaped water heater (whale lamp).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1800
Material
copper (metal)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Copper
copper (metal)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
heads (representations)
hot water urns
Lion
lion
Silver
silver (metal)
URN
Dimensions
16.75 x 12.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.417
GUSN
17377

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